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Issue #54   16 November 2009
Introducing Aquatic Therapy University
atu logo Post-Graduate Studies in Aquatic Therapy That We Guarantee Will Water Your Eyes

Tapped out all the available aquatic courses out there? Figured you've learned all you can learn in the pool? Well think again because Aquatic Therapy University has just arrived to stretch your horizons and challenge your abilities.

Savor our new instructor corps of industry-pioneers. Becker. Killgore. Sweeney. Or revel in our new stable of cutting-edge evidence-based content. Neonatal. Military. ASI. Speech.

ATU is the culmination of 14 years of teaching experience and we want to share it with you. To that end, we're tripling our classes next year with 12 on our main campus in Minneapolis, 7 off-campus around the country and 24 on private sites. All taught by licensed therapists and physicians and all organized into certificate tracks.

Whether you are an aqua-newbie or aqua-guru, physical therapist or massage therapist, pediatric- or geriatric-focused, check out our brand new digs as everyone will benefit from the new ideas learned at Aquatic Therapy University.
The HyDAT Tool: UK Aquatic Physiotherapy Standardised Data Collection Project

Data collectionPatient details: 70% of aquatic therapy patients were aged 40 years and above.
Diagnosis: 75% of patients had a long-term condition. 25% of patients had a condition described as severe.        
Goal achievement: 77% of all patients 'at least' partially achieved their goals on discharge.
More data the Brits gathered...
Statistics on Aquatic Therapy: Info from Medicare

Statistical frequency of aquatic therapyInquiring minds want to know statistics about aquatic therapy:
  • How frequently is aquatic therapy billed under Medicare Part B?
  • How often do private practice PTs use the code 97113? How about OTs?
  • What setting is the most likely to bill for aquatic therapy?
The answers...from Medicare
Download of the Week: Kneipp Hydrotherapy for OA?

Hydrotherapy for Osteoarthritis of Hip and KneeStruggling to find actual research PDFs online? Enjoy our new feature: Download of the Week.

Today's Article:
A comparison of Kneipp hydrotherapy with conventional physiotherapy in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee (Schencking; 2009)


Excerpt: The results will contribute to establishing hydrotherapy as a noninvasive, non-interventional, reasonably priced, therapeutic option with few side effects, in the concomitant treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee....